From left, Ministers Gebran Bassil, Nouhad Machnouk and Ramzi Joreige attend a Cabinet session in Beirut, Wednesday, April 8, 2015. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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Lebanon's Cabinet Thursday agreed on a plan to issue public tenders to establish a landfill in Burj Hammoud, albeit with reservations from the Free Patriotic Movement and objections from the Kataeb Party, and adjourned discussions on the Janna Dam project.Joreige also told reporters that the ministers adjourned talks on the Janna Dam to the next session, because Prime Minister Tammam Salam called on the need to discuss other issues this week.Environment Minister Mohammad Machnouk, however, said that an international opinion is not necessary, but called on the Energy Minister to stop ignoring the issue and examine the environmental impact of the dam.Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil had initially proposed the dam when he was energy and water minister. Machnouk has been calling for the government to re-examine project, saying that his ministry's rejection of the project was not politically motivated. The Cabinet is scheduled to hold two sessions next Tuesday and Thursday.
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